Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tutorial: Make Your Own Magnetic Board

We missed one of my daughters' friends birthday party when we were out of town, but I still wanted to make her a fun gift. I had some leftover sheet metal and picture frames from another craft I did, and I thought it would be fun to make her a little magnetic board for her room. When I was recently at Michael's, I saw that they had some packs of Disney magnets clearnanced to .30 each, so I picked up a few packs!!

Supplies needed: Picture frame, craft paint and brush, sheet metal (The 8x10 piece I used cost 55 cents. You can find it from your local hardware store, and you can have them cut it to size for you), glitter, glue or mod podge, and magnets!

Start by painting your picture frame with craft paint, and do two layers. Maya, my daughter's friend has a purple and green room, so I thought this color would work.

Once the second layer of paint is dry, add some mod podge or white glue and the dazzle with sparkles!

Let dry, then add your sheet metal to the frame and add magnets!

Tip: You must buy the galvanized sheet metal, not the aluminum. My hardware store had both.

I also wanted to share a picture of my cute kids from Halloween...

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